Elagabalus (Aged Facial Reconstruction)
A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Elagabalus (r. 218-222 CE) may have looked like. This reconstruction depicts him clean shaven and wearing minor cosmetics, as he was reputed to have done while emperor. Based on contemporary...
Caligula, Ny Carlsberg Glypotek
Marble portrait of Caligula (with traces of polychromy), 37-41 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
Reconstruction of the Pergamon Altar
Reconstruction of the Pergamon Altar displayed at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Korean Ambassadors to the Tang Court
A mural from the tomb of Li Xian depicting Korean ambassadors visiting the court of Tang China. 706 CE.
War Elephants of the Rashtrakutas, Ellora Caves
This war scene shown in a temple frieze in the Kailashanatha Temple depicts the use of chariots and elephants in warfare during the period of the imperial Rashtrakutas (eighth to tenth centuries CE). Location: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra...
Battle of Tours, 732
"Bataille de Poitiers, en octobre 732" (French for "Battle of Poitiers, in October 732") by Charles de Steuben (1788 - 1856). The painting is a romanticized depiction of the Frankish general Charles Martel (718-741) fighting against the Umayyad...
Tiberius (Facial Reconstruction)
A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Tiberius (r. 14-37 CE) may have looked like. Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the busts and statuary used as references. From left to right and top to bottom these are the...
Side View of Garni Temple in Armenia
A side view of Garni Temple in Armenia with its eight ionic columns. The Temple of Garni was built around 77 CE in Greco-Roman style.
Saint Gregory the Illuminator
A 14th century CE Byzantine mosaic of Saint Gregory the Illuminator (d. c. 330 CE), first bishop of the Armenian church. (Museum of Pammacaristos Church, Istanbul)
Fourth Crusader Invasion of Egypt, 1168-1169 CE
A map depicting the Fourth Crusader Invasion of Egypt from 1168 - 1169 CE. This invasion led to the Zengid conquest of Egypt under the leadership of Shirkuh and Saladin (1137 - 1193 CE).